Thursday, 8 October 2015

Time is Fluid and Hard to Grasp - A Halloween Houses Update

Well, here we are almost at the first Friday in October. I have been waiting to write a Halloween Houses Quilt Along post until I had some "good" photos but I am realizing that I will never get a post up if I do that. Please pardon the iPod photos in this post but I didn't want another week to go by without checking in with my Halloween Houses Quilt Along peeps. :) If this is your first time hearing of this Quilt Along please click the "Halloween Houses Quilt Along" button in my sidebar to find all the posts. The introductory post has the link to my free pattern.

I have been so busy since the start of school. I knew being the volunteer Hot Lunch co-ordinator at our school was going to be a big job but I didn't fully understand the amount of time I would be putting in. I think I have things running smoothly now though so should be able to get back to more blogging.

So here is where I am at with my Halloween Houses blocks.

I couldn't even get them all in the frame despite standing on a chair (as you can see in the bottom of the photo). I have decided to do 9 rows of eight with two cul-de-sac blocks (which would equal four houses once the two inch border strips are sewn on). I just need 8 more houses and one more cul-de-sac. Fingers crossed I can get them finished before the long weekend. :) It's Thanksgiving here in Canada this weekend so "Happy Thanksgiving!" if I don't get another blog post up. :) I am thankful for all of you and I am thankful that I get to sew so many fun projects. I am also thankful for my Mom who is cooking Thanksgiving dinner.

Another project keeping me busy has been the Polaroid block swap that Johanna and I started over on Instagram. If you didn't get in on that but would like to make your own Polaroid blocks you can click here for an image with the cutting measurements. This is a handy reference that Johanna made for our swap participants. Below is a photo of some rainbow Polaroid blocks that I made for Jaclyn in my Canuck Bday Club. She was the September birthday girl and she likes Heather Ross so I made these into a rainbow "Skinny Mini". (And there's my thumb in the bottom of the photo.) I will post a finished photo as soon as I get if off the memory card in my DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera. (The one I'm supposed to be using for blog photos. *wincing face*)



Speaking of rainbows, this gorgeous sight was something to behold from our back deck during a "sun shower" we had recently. How fantastic!


If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you have seen these photos already so I hope you don't mind seeing them again here. As I eluded to in my title, time has been escaping my grasp these days. Since I need more time to finish my Halloween Houses quilt I am going to guess that you do too. I will host my first ever Linky Party here on the blog from October 19th to 24th and you can link up your Halloween Houses (or Christmas Houses or whatever theme of houses) for a chance to win a prize. I will tell you what the prize will be when the linky opens (I'm not quite sure what it will be yet.)

Please leave me a comment and let me know if you are quilting along and planning to link up. Also, please give me suggestions for a prize. Would you like a book? A handmade gift from me? A shop gift certificate code?

11 comments:

  1. These houses look amazing, it will be really fun when it is finished. x

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    1. Thank you Kay! :) I haven't had a chance to work on these today yet but I think this will be a very favorite quilt when it's finished.

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  2. Your houses are looking really great, Anita. The row with the lighter background was a great choice to break things up and adds a lot of interest. Looking good!

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    1. Thank you Lorna! That is the street with all the witches where something spooky is brewing. ;)

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  3. I'm busily working on my houses and my #polaroidswap blocks! I hope to have more pics soon! And...What is a 'Linky '?
    Thanks!

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    1. Awesome! :) A "Linky" is when a blogger uses a service such as "In-Links" to create a spot on their blog post for people to link photos of their blocks or quilts. If you don't have a blog you can add a link with an Instagram or Flickr photo. When you click the "add a link" button it will ask for the URL of your photo. To get that from an Instagram photo I go into Instagram on my computer. Yours would be www.instagram.com/nanaani83 and then you click the photo you want to link. The photo will open and you click in the address bar at the top of your screen to highlight the address of the photo (or URL as it's called). Then copy it and past it in the spot over on the "add a link" screen where it's asking for the URL. (I forget what URL stands for but it's basically the web address) I hope that makes sense.

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  4. I'm busily working on my houses and my #polaroidswap blocks! I hope to have more pics soon! And...What is a 'Linky '?
    Thanks!

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  5. I'm busily working on my houses and my #polaroidswap blocks! I hope to have more pics soon! And...What is a 'Linky '?
    Thanks!

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  6. Yes, time is a strange thing! Those houses are looking good. And sometimes iPod photos are all we have time for - that or the weather/light won't cooperate. Don't worry about it :)

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